Introduction to Fort Salonga, New York

Fort Salonga, New York, in Suffolk county, is 9 miles N of Brentwood, New York (center to center) and 37 miles E of New York, New York. As of the 2000 census, 9,634 people lived in Fort Salonga.

Fort Salonga History

During the Revolutionary War, a British fort was located near the border of Smithtown and Huntington Township and was known as Fort Salonga, or Fort Slongo; it was named in honor of one of the fort's architects. Later, the community adopted this name. Following the Civil War, the brickwork industry thrived due to an abundance of rich red clay. In the late 19th century, the Brown family operated the Brown's Best Bricks company. Fort Salonga is now a census-designated area in the county.

Fort Salonga and Nearby Attractions

  • Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
  • Huntington Historical Society
  • Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
  • Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Maritime Aquarium

Things To Do In Fort Salonga

Northport Historical Museum, Long Island Museum, and Huntington Historical Society showcase the natural and cultural history of the region. Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, situated in William K. Vanderbilt II's estate, includes a planetarium as well as a natural history and marine museum. Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum features displays on 19th century whaling and scrimshaw. Fire Island National Seashore has over 30 miles of beach, nature trails, public marinas, and camping sites. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium has the largest living collection of New York's freshwater fish, amphibians, and reptiles. Sunken Meadow State Park, Belmont Lake State Park, and Robert Moses State Park are popular parks in the area.

Fort Salonga Transportation

The closest major airport is Long Island Mac Arthur Airport.

Fort Salonga Higher Education

Long Island University - Brentwood, SUNY Stony Brook, and New York Institute of Technology - Central Islip are the nearby colleges.


Total Population 9,821
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 18.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,191
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 63.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.3%
Median Earnings25+ $67,941
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,512


Median Family Income $139,265
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 7.3%


People Living Alone 19.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,755
Median House Value $686,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.4%
US/American 0.9%
English 6.8%
Irish 27.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fort Salonga Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11768
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.912
Longitude -73.301

Fort Salonga Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fort Salonga, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Crab Meadow (11768)

Sunken Meadow (11768)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Asharoken 532 $162,250
Centerport 5,447 $140,476
East Northport 19,682 $108,805
Eatons Neck 1,469 $142,500
Kings Park 17,823 $115,329

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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